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Brownsville Apartments
Last updated February 4 2023 at 2:05 AM

163 Apartments in Brownsville, Texas

Brownsville Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 182,781
Population Density: 1,381.3 people/sq mile
Median Age: 30
Percentage of Family Households: 80%
Median Annual Income: $47,435 / year
Median Rent: $801 / month

What locals are saying

Brownsville, Texas

Howdy, partner

Brownsville, Texas

Howdy, partner. Rumor has it you’re planning to saddle up and head on down to Brownsville, Texas, the “city on the border by the sea.” Wise move, future Lone Star leaser, if you have a hankering to live in a town where the cost of living is low. Think you got what it takes to call yourself a true Texan? Then read on, and you’ll be living the dream in Brownsville in no time…

Life on the Border by the Sea

  • Don’t pack your walking shoes… More than 80 percent of Brownsville neighborhoods are vehicle-dependent, meaning they either don’t have adequate sidewalks or the distance between points A and B is generally too lengthy for walkers. Bottom line: Don’t show up in Brownsville without a set of wheels at your disposal.
  • Get on the BUS… The Brownsville Urban System, or BUS (clever, eh?), is a viable transportation alternative, even if few of the city’s residents (less than 1 percent) actually use it. The BUS runs 15 fixed routes and charges a buck for a one-way ride and a quarter for transfers.
  • Get ready to pocket your money… Expect your money to go a long way in Brownsville. The cost of living is 25 percent lower than the average American city, and even luxury apartments and multi-bedroom units rarely soar above the $700 mark. Something else to consider: Property taxes in Texas rank among the country’s steepest (behind only Connecticut and New Jersey), while rental rates remain low. Who says it’s always better to buy than lease?

How to Find an Apartment of Your Dreams

First, the good news: The average rental price in Brownsville is just above $500, making the city one of the most renter-friendly communities in Texas. A surprising number of luxury pads (mostly in the Historic District and the West End Neighborhood) are available as well, and nearly all complexes include complimentary tenant parking and other basic amenities.

Now the really good news: The general rule of thumb is that everything is bigger in Texas (yes, everything), and apartments in Brownsville are no exception. Many 2 BR units include 1000-plus square feet of living space, and a number of complexes offer multi-level townhomes, as well.

And now for a dose of cold, hard reality: Renters account for 35 percent of Brownsville’s inhabitants, but that doesn’t mean units will always be available. In fact, some of the city’s most popular rental properties rarely have openings, leaving prospective renters twiddling their thumbs on indefinite waiting lists. Quality apartments are always available somewhere in Brownsville, but don’t expect to always have the pick of the litter.

As always, when you are ready to apply for a lease, arm yourself with the basics, including identification, consecutive paycheck stubs, banking information, and a list of previous landlords.

Breaking down Brownsville

Brownsville lays claim to 30-plus neighborhoods, all of which share some common traits. No matter which vicinity of Brownsville you opt to call home, you’re sure to feel plenty of humid Gulf breezes, and be surrounded by awe-inspiring architecture. Just a few of the more popular areas of Brownsville include:

  • Downtown Brownsville … An ideal living locale for residents working in the financial district, the bustling downtown area is one of Brownsville’s few walker-friendly neighborhoods. Apartments generally run in the $500-$600 range. A limited number of townhouses are available for rent in the more fashionable Rio Viejo area in north downtown.
  • Cameron Park … Located on the shopper-friendly north side of the city, Cameron Park is a viable option for budget-conscious renters. Average rental cost is only $380, and plenty of single-family detached homes are available for rent.
  • Riverside … Just a stone’s throw from the business district is the eclectic Riverside neighborhood, whose rental properties include homes ranging in age from the 1930s up through the 1990s. Both detached homes and apartments are available for as low as the mid-$300 range.

Hope this helps, and happy hunting!

Brownsville Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in Brownsville is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Brownsville is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Above Average
The level of property crime in Brownsville is above average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Brownsville


Elementary Schools

10 /10
Paredes Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
969 Students
3 Reviews
969
Students
3 Reviews
9 /10
Benavides Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
761 Students
2 Reviews
761
Students
2 Reviews
9 /10
Olmito Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
638 Students
3 Reviews
638
Students
3 Reviews

Middle Schools

8 /10
Idea Frontier College Preparatory
Charter
6-12
Charter
6-12
777 Students
5 Reviews
777
Students
5 Reviews
7 /10
Stillman Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
1,077 Students
3 Reviews
1,077
Students
3 Reviews
7 /10
Raul Yzaguirre School For Success
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
373 Students
1 Reviews
373
Students
1 Reviews

High Schools

8 /10
South Texas Academy For Medical Pr
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
848 Students
4 Reviews
848
Students
4 Reviews
8 /10
Idea Frontier College Preparatory
Charter
6-12
Charter
6-12
777 Students
5 Reviews
777
Students
5 Reviews
8 /10
Brownsville Early College High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
412 Students
2 Reviews
412
Students
2 Reviews
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Towne East Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$879
638 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$979
934 sqft
Super cozy and quiet one-story apartment homes. Each unit has a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, and washer and dryer connections. Tile floors throughout, central air, and heat. Covered patios and parking.
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Conquistador Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
1 Bedroom
$849
678 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$929
840 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,149
1106 sqft
Quiet and a family place! Please give us a call today! Conquistador East Apartments is an apartment in Cameron County, the 78521 ZIP Code, and the Brownsville Independent School District attendance zone.
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Minnesota Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
2 Bedrooms
$774
457 sqft
Minnesota is ready for you to visit. The prime location in the 78521 area of Brownsville is a unique place for you to move to. The professional leasing staff is waiting to show you all that this community has in store. Schedule a time to view the available floorplans. Drop by the leasing office to talk about your next apartment.
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The Landings Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
1 Bedroom
$799
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$899
875 sqft
Beautifully maintained property with tropical landscaping! Small, friendly community, centrally located near major schools, shopping, and restaurants!
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The Oasis Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
1 Bedroom
$829
600 sqft
Don't skimp on safety. Thanks to security cameras, whatever is happening in the neighborhood is monitored. Enjoy a stroll down the area's tree-lined streets. You can step outside with an attached balcony or patio and get some fresh air whenever your heart desires. Cook up delicious food on the community's outdoor grills.
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La Hacienda Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
1 Bedroom
$849
693 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$929
792 sqft
We boast a friendly atmosphere and strive to maintain a beautiful property you can call home! Conveniently located right at the heart of Brownsville! Beautifully maintained tropical landscaping, with scenic views of the breathtaking Resaca on Boca Chica. Located within minutes of the expressway, grocery stores, and major schools. This is the perfect location for your new home!
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Las Brisas Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
2 Bedrooms
$839
724 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$999
868 sqft
Las Brisas is ready for you to visit. The prime Barnard Rd. location in the 78520 area of Brownsville is a unique place to move to. The professional leasing staff is waiting to show you everything this community has in store. Schedule a time to view the available floorplans. Drop by the leasing office to talk about your next apartment.
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Bonaventure at La Residencia Apartments Homes Photo Gallery 1
1 of 13
1 Bedroom
$875
701 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,174
990 sqft
Welcome to La Residencia Apartment Homes, where we also have a sister community Bonaventure at La Residencia located at 2313 Shidler Drive nearby. These beautiful communities perfectly situated in the heart of Brownsville, Texas, minutes from South Padre Island. The community is under new ownership and award winning management here to show you what life can be like when you choose your new home with us. We offer one, two and three bedroom apartment homes recently renovated with built in bookshelves, large walk in closets and upgraded lighting and finishes. Please come by and tour today!
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Las Palmas Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 26
1 Bedroom
$975
572 sqft
Virtual tours and online leasing available! Contact our team by phone or email today. Welcome home to Las Palmas Apartment Homes where you will find comfort and convenience in the heart of Brownsville, Texas. You will find a high school, middle school, elementary school, University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College all within easy reach. There is also a main library, post office, banks, restaurants and shopping nearby. Our beautiful community offers one and two bedroom homes all offering an all electric gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar and pantry and 9 ft ceilings. Optional features include your own private patio or balcony, washer/dryer and a private stairway entry. We offer first class amenities such as a state of the art fitness center, a sparkling swimming pool with expansive sunning deck, picnic area with barbecues and a whirlpool. Our residents appreciate our gated access, discounts, fully equipped business center and on-call maintenance.
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Resaca Jardin Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
1 Bedroom
$769
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$869
875 sqft
Resaca Jardin is ready for you to visit. The prime location in the 78521 area of Brownsville is a unique place to move to. The professional leasing staff is waiting to show you everything this community has in store. Schedule a time to view the available floorplans. Drop by the leasing office to talk about your next apartment.
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158 SHORELINE DR. Photo Gallery 1
1 of 11
4 Bedrooms
$2,350
2020 sqft
BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED 4 BEDROOM, 3 BATHROOM, 2 CAR GARAGE, HOME LOCATED ON A TRANQUIL NEIGHBORHOOD. THIS HOME SITS ON A BEAUTIFUL LOT AND INCLUDES A SWIMMING POOL. RENT INCLUDES POOL MAINTENANCE AND MONTHLY A/C FILTERS.
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6822 STONE OAK DR. Photo Gallery 1
1 of 13
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
1405 sqft
-Awesome Location-This property is in Woodlands 1 subdivision near restaurants, clinics, and different shopping centers.-Attractive Design -This property features tile flooring, granite countertops, ceiling fans, a walk-in closet in the master bedroom, a covered patio, a spacious backyard, and more.-3 beds., two baths., 1 Study Room, and 1,405 Living SqFt. AVAILABLE TO SHOW UNTIL 2/5/23
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1124 CYPRESS Photo Gallery 1
1 of 11
4 Bedrooms
$1,550
2156 sqft
4 BEDROOM 2.5 BATHROOM 2 CAR GARAGE HOUSE!! NEIGHBORHOOD IS VERY QUIET!! HOME OFFERS A LARGE BACKYARD, A BONUS ROOM, 2 LIVING AREAS, NEWLY REPLACED HVAC, & MORE! WALKING DISTANCE TO SCHOOLS, CLOSE TO SHOPPING & MEDICAL CENTER.
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1788 MARQUETTE AVE. Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
968 sqft
CUTE AND COZY RENTAL, AFFORDABLE, DESIRED LOCATION. 3 BEDROOMS, 1 BATH
4870 LARKSPUR AVE. Photo Gallery 1
1 of 3
4 Bedrooms
$1,800
1805 sqft
EXCELLENT LOCATION, CLOSE TO SCHOOLS, NICE HOUSE, COME SEE IT AND YOU WILL LIKE IT.
3908 LAS PALMAS CIR. Photo Gallery 1
1 of 32
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
1330 sqft
GORGEOUS TOWNHOME! THIS UNIT FEATURES 2 BEDROOMS, 2 AND 1/2 BATHROOMS, 2 CAR GARAGE, LAUNDRY ROOM, INCLUDES WASHER, DRYER, DISHWASHER, STOVE/RANGE, AND REFRIGERATOR. CLOSE TO SCHOOLS, FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, RESTAURANTS, AND SHOPS.
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1060 CEIBA CIR. Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
2193 sqft
BEAUTIFUL RENOVATED HOME 3 BEDS. 3.5 BATHS FULLY FURNISHED!!!!!!GREAT LOCATION THE MASTER BEDROOM IS ON THE FIRST FLOOR, SPACIOUS AND OFFERS A WALK IN CLOSET, LARGE KITCHEN WITH ISLAND, FORMAL DINING AND LIVING. TOTAL OF 3 BEDROOMS AND 3. 5 BATHS
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2043 Ruben M Torres Blvd. Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
Studio
$3,968
1984 sqft
New retail shopping strip in the coveted Ruben Torres corridor. $2.00 / sq.ft. per month with a minimum three year contract. High visibility in a major thoroughfare in the growing Brownsville market. Owner is also a tenant in the strip center ensuring professional and reliable response to all tenants.
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4761 Boca Chica Blvd Photo Gallery 1
1 of 11
Studio
$1,800
1088 sqft
Excellent Location with large traffic count, high visibility and just minutes from Space X, the Airport and The Port of Brownsville. This commercial building is a great location for any time of office and move in ready.
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2008 Woodlot Lane Photo Gallery 1
1 of 7
3 Bedrooms
$2,250
1476 sqft
Spacious 3 bedroom 2 bathroom quality built residence with two car garage. Located in Palo Alto Groves. Features include tall ceilings & ceramic tile in living areas & bathrooms. Granite countertops, new appliances, LED lighting, & a tiled walk-in shower in the master bath. High-speed internet, security system, trash, & yard care are included in the rental rate. Will install Tesla charger upon request. Neighboring Brownsville Sports Parks for outside recreation & activities. Residents may choose one of the two best districts in the entire Rio Grande Valley: IDEA Public Schools and Los Fresnos CISD. 7 min. to Valley Reg. Medical Center; 10 min. to downtown; 23 min to BRO airport; 35 min. to SPI; 40 min. to Starbase. Available Feb 1, 2023
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7912 DATE DR. Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1200 sqft
Space X workers, come and take a look! Bring your family or rent this with your coworkers. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has tile floors, granite countertops and ceiling fans throughout. There is a long driveway on side of house for extra parking. There is also a Pergola in the backyard. No smoking. No pets.
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1254 E SAN MARCELO BLVD. Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
1684 sqft
Very Nice 2 story home, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage on a large corner lot in Brownsville country club. All bedrooms are in the 2nd floor. Appliances include stove, refrigerator and dishwasher . Large fenced in back yard. Available By February 15, 2023.
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4677 BURNET RD Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
1405 sqft
New Construction for LEASE with new appliances. A very inviting and charming home in a new subdivision. This home features an open floor plan with all quartz countertops and tiled flooring throughout the home. Spacious rooms and high ceilings. Double vanity and walk in shower in master bath. Ample backyard with privacy fence. Very centrally located to schools, restaurants, shopping, Space X, beach and more!
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55 LAKESHORE DR. Photo Gallery 1
1 of 22
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
1855 sqft
The view from the living room is magnificent! A beautiful natural Resaca no backyard fence, home has Saltillo tile throughout, shutter blinds, enclosed sun- room. Location is so convenient, close to schools, church and shopping!.. restaurants all close by. One street subdivision surrounded by resacas, best secret in town, large yard with trees. Set up appointment today!
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How much is rent in Brownsville?

Apartment Rentals in Brownsville start at $750/month.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Brownsville?

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How can I find off-campus housing in Brownsville?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Brownsville. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Texas Southmost College, and South Texas College.